January-February 2020, Vol. LXXXVII, Number 1
Letters to the Editor: January-February 2020
Thinking Deeply about the Priesthood... Nobody but Ourselves to Blame... An Overlooked Story Brought to Life... Through the Looking Glass... Nazis & “Nazis”... Newman on “Conscience”... The Traditional Catholic Teaching on Creation... Consensus? What Consensus?READ ARTICLE
The News You May Have Missed: January-February 2020
The Taste of Haute Art... Cry of the City Slicker... Death Comes for the Undergraduate... Robot Outsourcing... Escalator Blues... Busted by Pigs... Very Wrong Number... Your 2019 Word of the Year... and moreREAD ARTICLE
Love of God & Love of Neighbor: One Commandment or Two?
Carinal Kasper grounds mercy in New Testament revelation and the Fathers of the Church. But his sources often do not say what he claims they say.READ ARTICLE
“Homosexuality” as a Philological Problem
Neither the words “homosexual” or “homosexuality” nor their equivalents in any language known to me existed before the late 19th century.READ ARTICLE
The Vatican’s Filthy Lucre
Peter’s Pence doesn’t solicit funds for financial speculation that fattens the Vatican’s investment portfolios; the fund shouldn’t be used that way.READ ARTICLE
Overcoming the Evils of Ecclesial Division
The robust friendship of 20th-century Swiss theologians Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar offers a different approach to ecumenical dialogue.READ ARTICLE
“Young Goodman Brown.” By Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Brown believes he can dabble with the Devil just this once and then return to Faith spiritually unscathed and continue his earthly pilgrimage to Heaven.READ ARTICLE
Vatican Won? The Church Contra Liberalism
Vatican II was the scuttling and scrapping of Vatican I. Once poised to fight the liberal world order, the Church in the 20th century “opened the windows” to it.READ ARTICLE
Islam Critiqued by Ex-Muslims
Online criticism of Islam is a new phenomenon, a revolutionary movement that eludes the control of the imams, Islam’s religious leaders.READ ARTICLE
Briefly Reviewed: January-February 2020
Here we review The Last Years of the Teutonic Knights: Lithuania, Poland and the Teutonic Order by William Urban.READ ARTICLE
"Catholicism's Intellectual Prizefighter!"
- Karl Keating